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January 2022

January 26, 2022

New national body to take powers from scandal-hit watchdog

The health secretary has announced a new national body to carry out ‘independent’ and ‘family-focused’ investigations of maternity services. Sajid Javid told the Commons today that a new special health authority would be established to run the national maternity investigation programme, which is currently a responsibility of the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch.

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